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    US: Who do you plan to vote for?

    What the title says. If I could vote, I'd vote for Mitt Romney.
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    Geezes! What IS it with these polls? What if I don't want to vote for any of them? Where's the none of the above option? Where's the write-in candidate option?

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    Re: US: Who do you plan to vote for?

    Additionally, this poll mixes Republican nominees with potential presidential candidates.

    The vote for a nominee and the vote for the President may - and probably will be necessarily - different.

    My vote is for 'None of the Above'. Prior for Office!
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    Quote Originally Posted by techgnome View Post
    What IS it with these polls? What if I don't want to vote for any of them? Where's the none of the above option? Where's the write-in candidate option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJWhiteley View Post
    Additionally, this poll mixes Republican nominees with potential presidential candidates.

    The vote for a nominee and the vote for the President may - and probably will be necessarily - different.

    My vote is for 'None of the Above'. Prior for Office!
    Yeah, most of America will likely rally around the Republican nominee, whoever he is.
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    Yeah, most of America will likely rally around the Republican nominee, whoever he is.
    Really?
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    idk, my bff jill?

    I don't much care for any of the options.

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    Re: US: Who do you plan to vote for?

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    Really?
    Yep. They just don't want Obama to be reelected.
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    Re: US: Who do you plan to vote for?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonman239 View Post
    Yep. They just don't want Obama to be reelected.
    So you managed to talk to most of people in America to get that opinion?

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    Yawn.....its election time I guess.

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    Re: US: Who do you plan to vote for?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonman239 View Post
    Yep. They just don't want Obama to be reelected.
    If the nominee is Romney, there will be a real race. After all, there isn't enough difference between Romney and Obama to matter. Obama doesn't thrill the left, and Romney has been on each side of every issue, so he probably doesn't scare the middle too much. If the nominee is anybody other than Romney, Obama will win easily. Santorum freaks out the middle and the left, while Gingrich freaks out his own party leadership...as well as the middle and the left.

    No candidate can win the presidency by just appealing to their own party. Depending on the poll, the percentage of Americans who are R or D is down around 30% for each party, though I have seen as low as the low 20% range for each party, and the numbers change too much for them to be highly reliable. The one thing that can be said with some certainty, though, is that neither party has enough card-carrying members to win anything. It's the unaffiliated that determine the outcome. That's why Santorum and Gingrich have no realistic shot. They may appeal quite well to their own party faithful, but they don't appeal well at all to the middle (and, naturally, they don't appeal to the left). Meanwhile, Obama is a highly effective campaigner. There is no doubt in my mind that he could beat those two wingnuts pretty handily.

    Romney is a different story. Frankly, I don't see him beating Obama, either, but he could. He has the problem that his own party clearly doesn't like him all that much. If he loses Michigan, that would be a really bad sign for him, since he should be strong in that state. If he does win the nomination, then I have no doubt that the Republicans will rally behind him, but they won't do so with the enthusiasm that various groups will do behind Obama. Of course, Obama doesn't have the support he had in 08, because he's largely been a disappointment to his base, but if it comes down to a dispassionate race between two candidates, neither of whom are wildly popular with their own bases, I doubt the country will swap one hat for the other.
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    if it comes down to a dispassionate race between two candidates, neither of whom are wildly popular with their own bases, I doubt the country will swap one hat for the other.
    Bingo. Obama has been a disappointment, but none of the competition is enticing either.

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    I don't follow the candidates that closely but I saw Ron Paul on the Tonight Show and I liked what he had to say. He was saying that there is too much government. I agree. He said the government can't save you from yourself and I agree with that. There is too much energy put into creating laws to control this and that.

    I personally think that you could have a president in office that is making the very best decisions possible for the country but the enconomy might not be that great and the country might not appreciate that president. You could also have a president in office that is making bad decisions but there are so many other factors involved that the economy is great and the president has a high approval rating.

    The president only has a certain amount of effect on how the country is doing though it's likely the greatest effect of any one individual. If the country is doing well economically and otherwise then even if the president hasn't been a very good president he will likely get reelected and if the country isn't doing very good economically and otherwise then even if the president is making the very best decisions possible then he will very likely not get reelected.
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    True dat. The president has much less influence on the economy than people would like to believe.
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    Where's the option for the Governator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    True dat. The president has much less influence on the economy than people would like to believe.
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    Well he needs cheap gas if he's going to make that Moon colony

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    They are all crooked as the day is long. Romney doesn't care about the poor and Santorum is a crook in training. Ron Paul is as old as dirt and still pushing the same crappy story as he's done forever. Gingrich is the only one who has at least recognized he's human and slept with many women, wives, etc. He is probably the only one who has the necessary experience to handle the washington crap as he has stirred the pot before. Anyway, they are all going to shaft the common people at every chance. Obama has failed miserbly and we all knew it would happen that way. The country is in the toilet and it's on a perfect downward spiral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B61Nuke View Post
    They are all crooked as the day is long. Romney doesn't care about the poor and Santorum is a crook in training. Ron Paul is as old as dirt and still pushing the same crappy story as he's done forever. Gingrich is the only one who has at least recognized he's human and slept with many women, wives, etc. He is probably the only one who has the necessary experience to handle the washington crap as he has stirred the pot before. Anyway, they are all going to shaft the common people at every chance. Obama has failed miserbly and we all knew it would happen that way. The country is in the toilet and it's on a perfect downward spiral.
    Sucks to be you, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cicatrix View Post
    I can't vote, but if I could I'd vote for...
    ... dinosaurs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJWhiteley View Post
    Sucks to be you, I guess.
    Actually, it doesn't. I have more money that I can spend and a great life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B61Nuke View Post
    Actually, it doesn't. I have more money that I can spend and a great life.
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